Betti-Sue Hertz

Betti-Sue Hertz has been the director of visual arts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) since 2009. Trained as an artist and art historian her curatorial and scholarly projects are fueled by the intersection of visual aesthetics and socially relevant ideas, where emotional content is filtered through intellectual machinations. She understands exhibitions to be a site for the creation of relational structures and comparative propositions to expand opportunities for new perspectives on a wide range of topics.

Exhibitions at YBCA include Migrating Identities, 2013; Audience as Subject (2010 and 2012); Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well (2011); The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India (2011); and Nayland Blake: Free!Love!Tool!Box! (2012), which received the 2013 2nd Place Award for a Non Profit/ Alternative Gallery from the International Art Critics Association- USA. As curator of contemporary art at the San Diego Museum of Art from 2000- 2008, exhibition highlights include Animated Painting (2007); Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark (2006); Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia (2004), for which she received the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award; and Axis Mexico: Common Objects and Cosmopolitan Actions (2002). Dissident Futures opens in Fall 2013.

Spring Workshop and Heman Chong commissioned short texts from Betti-Sue Hertz, Mia Jankowicz, Ruba Katrib, Alana Kushnir and Venus Lau on The Social Contract which can be found here.

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A Part of Moderation(s)

Moderation(s) is an ongoing collaboration that will unfold in 2013 and 2014 between Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, and Witte de With, Rotterdam. Conceived as an anthology of active proposals, Moderation(s) brings together an international group of artists, curators and writers in a year-long program of contemporary discourse and production between the two organisations. Within this framework, the artist Heman Chong will steer the project which will involve more than 50 artists and engender a conference, three exhibitions, three residencies and a book of short stories. Please click here to read more about the program.

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